Office of Housing and
Residence Life

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The Juilliard residence hall experience offers students a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment that fosters development of practical life skills and independence. Residents are from all over the world and study in our dance, drama, and music divisions, creating a multifaceted community of artists where students enjoy building friendships, generating new ideas, and collaborating outside of the classroom. Juilliard’s Residence Life staff works to nurture the growth and development of all residents and coordinates fun and enriching programs throughout the year.

The Meredith Willson Residence Hall is located just steps away from the school building, providing a unique opportunity to have no commute and enjoy stunning views of Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side.

In addition to student housing, the Meredith Willson Residence Hall is home to the Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Suites and the Susan and Elihu Rose Presidential Suite, which provide apartment-style lodging for faculty members and guests.

When school is not in session, the residence hall is also available to host summer conferences.

Hours

Monday–Friday
9am–midnight

Saturday & Sunday
12–5pm; 9pm–midnight

About

The Office of Residence Life consists of two full-time professional staff members who live in the building and provide 24/7 emergency response. Additionally, three live-in graduate assistants, two hall coordinators (H.C.s), and 11 resident assistants (R.A.s) support students in having the best possible experience in the residence hall. 

Residence Life hosts more than 100 programs each year which give students the opportunity to break free from their rigorous daily routine. Some programs are entirely social in nature, while others have an educational spin designed to give students the tools to succeed both in and out of the artistic realm.

Staff

Todd Porter, Director of Residence Life
Elizabeth Scott-Francis, Assistant Director of Residence Life
Lisa Hong, Operations Assistant for Residence Life

Contact

Room 1102, Meredith Willson Residence Hall
(212) 799-5000, ext 7400
[email protected]

Important Residence Hall Dates

The residence hall remains open for Thanksgiving recess, November 27 - December 1, 2019, and Spring recess, February 29 - March 15, 2020. Residents are permitted to remain in the hall; however, the cafeteria will have limited services during these breaks.

August 23, 2019 Residence hall move-in for new international students
August 24, 2019 Residence hall move-in for new domestic students
September 1, 2019 Residence hall move-in for returning students
November 27 – December 1, 2019 Thanksgiving recess - residence hall remains open
December 20, 2019 Residence hall closes at 8pm for Winter Recess
January 12, 2020 Residence hall re-opens for Spring Semester
February 29 - March 15, 2020 Spring Recess - residence hall remains open
May 23, 2020 Residence hall closes for Summer Recess

Housing Selection

New Students

All first-time college students and any transfer students coming in with less than a full year of college coursework are required to live in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall and are required to complete a housing application, which will be made available after the enrollment deadline. Other transfer and new graduate students are welcome to apply for housing as well. Housing assignments are based upon space availability and on a first come, first-served basis. For transfer/graduate students, housing is not guaranteed; you will be notified if there is space after the first round of housing assignments is complete. The Housing Application will become available by May 3, 2019 through your application status page.

  • First-time college students/transfer students with less than one full year: Please submit the housing application form with the required non-refundable $150 housing reservation fee by May 15, 2019. New students can submit this fee through their application status page.
  • Other transfer students and graduate students: Please submit the housing application by May 15, 2019. Transfer/graduate students who have applied will incur a $150 housing reservation fee via the application status page after the priority deadline. This fee must be paid by June 1, 2019. In the event that Juilliard is unable to accommodate transfer/graduate students with housing, this fee will be returned to them.

If you require a paper copy of the housing application, please contact the Office of Residence Life directly at [email protected].

students in room in residence hall
student reading a book
three students moving into the residence hall

Returning Students

Due to limited availability, on-campus housing is not guaranteed for all four years, and incoming transfer students and graduate students are not guaranteed housing. Each spring, current resident students are invited to participate in the housing selection process. Students pay a housing deposit and submit a housing application, and the room selection process takes place during the first week of May for the following academic year. The remaining spaces are then assigned to new students. Current resident students usually take the majority or all of the single rooms. Students without housing can apply to be on the waitlist should a space open up in the residence hall.

Note that students who attend at least one program from each of the four Foundations domains are given preferential placement in the housing selection process for the following academic year. Foundations programs give Juilliard students learning experiences that complement their academic curriculum and professional experiences.

Questions? Please call or email the Office of Residence Life: (212) 769-7400 or [email protected].